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FOREPI Orders Veeco Maxbright MOCVD Systems

The reactors, to be used for indium gallium nitride HB LED production, deliver up to a 500% productivity gain and a 2.5x increase in footprint efficiency over the K465i system.

Veeco Instruments has a new order from Taiwan-based Formosa Epitaxy (FOREPI) and its Chinese affiliate, Jiangsu Canyang Corporation. The companies have placed a multi-unit order for Veeco's recently released TurboDisc MaxBright multi-reactor MOCVD System for production of high-brightness (HB) LEDs. Frank Chien, President of Jiangsu Canyang said, "We are impressed with MaxBright's high productivity, flexible process capabilities, and compact architecture, and think it will be a great choice for our high-production fabs. We have selected the four-chamber configuration as we believe it will provide the best cost of ownership and value for our investment." William J. Miller, Executive Vice President, Veeco LED & Solar, added, "We believe that the MaxBright system is the ideal solution for best cost of ownership LED production by top manufacturers such as FOREPI and its Chinese affiliate Canyang. It is exciting to have our new tool selected by one of Taiwan's top LED manufacturers as part of their expansion in both Taiwan and China." The MaxBright system is designed for HBLED production and is available in a 2 or 4-reactor cluster architecture and delivers up to a 500% productivity gain and 2.5x increase in footprint efficiency over Veeco’s K465i reactor. FOREPI was formed in November 1999 and is a pure-play high power InGaN LED wafer and chip manufacturer. It claims to be the only Taiwanese LED company with the capability of offering the full spectrum including high power InGaN blue, green and near-UV LEDs.

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